[Mplayer-users] broken movie

lanzz at lanzz.org lanzz at lanzz.org
Mon Aug 6 12:09:28 CEST 2001

i have a broken movie. when it reaches the broken point, mplayer dumps
a whole lot "chunk id mismatch" errors with control characters in them
(thus screwing the terminal output).  when run with -forceidx, mplayer
terminates at the same point with 'end of file' message (and a 'broken
frame' if -v - shouldn't this be displayed without -v too? seems important).
i'll upload the beginning of the file, but obviously the first problem
can not be repeated with a rebuilt index (it's mononoke.avi in incoming).

mplayer really doesn't break the playback (if you don't rebuild the index),
but leaves the terminal in dunnowhat mode (requiring a terminal reset to
clean it up), which i don't think is good. is it really wise to print the
raw (chunks?) directly to the terminal, with whatever control codes are
there affecting it? shouldn't it be more useful if a hex dump of the chunk
was printed? and if the file didn't have an index already, it would be
unplayable beyond the broken point.

(all that is with today's cvs snapshot - 20010806)

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